Just published Google lawsuit evidence indicates that like always retained users' location data, even if disabled in user interface, to the extent that its own employees flashed LineageOS on their phones to avoid tracking. Full thread on twitter.com/jason_kint/status/

#privacy #google

This is the single greatest triumph of technology over itself, boost if you agree.

@o0karen0o @conservancy this was unfortunate to read. Have you heard anything about it? Are here any plans to move off of freenode? (perhaps to a matrix server?)

p.haavard.me/407

Thank you for existing, @syncthing.

(Using Aptik + Syncthing, I have 3 identical production systems -- down to configs and theming -- using Pop OS 20.10, and the're always in sync. It's a great feeling!)

@ashfurrow by making it opt-out, they can claim X% adoption rate as evidence that the system works. Clever, but evil.

@pluralistic I may have missed this on a previous thread, but I just saw an ad for Tovala. Looks like a toaster oven, that you load meals into and then scan a QR code to cook it. Straight out of "Unauthorized Bread "

The cat was napping.
"You must have so much unused energy. Where does it go?"
The cat yawned. "If you must know, we're still paying off."
"Paying what?"
"A wise human said 'In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded'."
"Cats caused the Big Bang?"
"It's our universe."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

Sneak Peek of the Next PureOS Release on the Librem 5

"With the next release of PureOS, code-named Byzantium, just around the corner, let’s give you a sneak peek of what you can look forward to."

puri.sm/posts/sneak-peek-of-th

#librem5 #pureos

The knight only needed one arrow to bring down the wolf.
"Thank you," the shepherd said, "the beast took my lambs."
"It's my duty."
"It's not like protecting ladies, though."
"It's not a knight's duty to protect ladies. It is our duty to stop men abusing and assaulting others."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

@kyle Thanks. I have a nexdock 2 already, but was trying to narrow in on which model of Baseus that was.

I really enjoyed this Radiolab episode on all of the security measures behind the Zcash key signing ceremony. Stick around for the bonus security and privacy dilemma when the reporter covering the event discovers their phone is hacked mid-ceremony: wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radio

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